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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Coverage of greenhouse gas emissions since April 14, 2021.

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‘It's the future': Town of Taber looking at net-zero carbon emissions

"...The town of Taber is looking at achieving net-zero carbon emissions. The discussions are still in the preliminary stages but Mayor Andrew Prokop says the future is looking bright. “It's more than just a trend,” he said..."

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Plan B: Decarbonize

"...Even though a few outlier countries spurned the accord, enough consensus was reached that it was time to act. By the time the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997, a road map had been created. Options were on the table – forest conservation could be paired with a transition off oil and gas..."

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Wildsight speaks out against logging in Columbia Wetlands

"...The report states that Canfor’s forest management practices play a key role in helping to sequester carbon by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as dead and dying trees that are normally the target of bark beetles are not able to contribute to carbon sequestration..."

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$102M funding for green infrastructure, COVID-19 resilience projects in Saskatoon

"...“The Meewasin trail network is built with goals for the lowest possible environmental impact and highest standards for safety and accessibility,” said Meewasin board chair Colin Tennent. “The planned enhancements are invaluable outdoor spaces where community members and future visitors can stay active, learn about the environment, and experience nature that supports physical and mental wellbeing. ”New trails, benches, picnic tables and interpretative signage will be added, along with increased safety measures..."

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‘Wrong signal’: Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan's electric vehicle tax

"...In its most recent budget, Moe's Saskatchewan Party government brought in a $150 yearly tax on electric vehicles. Saskatchewan has said the tax will ensure drivers of those vehicles pay their share to maintain roads, normally funded through gas taxes. But Wilkinson and Alghabra say the tax works against federal plans to increase the use of electric vehicles and reduce Canada's greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Alberta reacts to new climate change policy unveiled by federal Conservatives

"...In a surprise shift, federal Conservative Party leader Erin O'Toole has unveiled a plan to fight greenhouse gas emissions across Canada. Christa Dao has reaction and why one economist says carbon taxes are here to stay..."

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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole unveils climate plan, would have price on carbon

"...Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole unveils the party's latest plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change..."

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N.B. Has SMR Opportunity, Study Finds

"...Clockwise from top right: Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs. Screen grab from CPAC. A study on small modular reactors found the technology can help to curb greenhouse gas emissions while supporting domestic energy needs..."

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Saskatchewan eyes small nuclear reactor advancements with 3 other provinces

"...SMRs are smaller than nuclear plants and produce less energy. Advancing the technology could create jobs and attract investment, Moe said. Former Saskatchewan environment minister Dustin Duncan previously projected SMRs won’t be established in the province for many years..."

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Sask. releases study on proposed nuclear reactor project

"...In a joint-release, the governments said the study concludes the reactors would support domestic energy needs, lower greenhouse gas emissions and help position Canada as a global leader in nuclear technology..."

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Canadian greenhouse emissions to use outsized portion of what climate can bear: study

"...New expert analysis suggests greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oil and gas industry will make up an outsized chunk of the remaining carbon the world’s atmosphere can take. Angela Carter of the University of Waterloo says Canadian government projections suggest oil and gas production will increase until 2050. She says those fossil fuels will use up 16 per cent of the globe’s so-called carbon budget — the amount of carbon that can be released and still keep global warming under 1..."

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Feasibility of Small Modular Reactors Discussed by Premiers

"...The study itself, which was conducted by Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, NB Power and SaskPower, noted the development of SMRs would help to meet domestic energy needs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and set Canada in a position as a global leader in the technology.  The study also identified three streams of project proposals for consideration by the governments of the provinces that have signed on to the MOU.  ..."

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How do we make hydrocarbons cleaner?

Duration: 24:22

"...Bryan Helfenbaum is the executive director of Advanced Hydrocarbons at Alberta Innovates, an innovation hub that facilitates innovations from funding to commercialization. ..."

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RealAg LIVE! with Don O'Connor — Biofuel opportunities and the Clean Fuel Standard

Duration: 36:32

"...The growth of biofuels, the focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the Clean Fuel Standard could cost farmers more, but could also provide farmers with an opportunity to cash in on off-sets and expand markets for some crops..."

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How the Clean Fuel Standard could hurt Canada's economic recovery

Duration: 12:05

"...Miguel Ouellette is an economist with independent think tank Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).  ..."

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Canola School: Protecting fertilizer applications helps profitability and the environment

Duration: 10:00

"...Farmers work hard to maximize fertilizer applications, both for economic and environmental reasons..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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The Price of Damming our Rivers | Hydropower Impact

"..."Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of Amazon hydropower with strategic dam planning", Nature (2019) ..."

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India's historic opportunity to industrialize using clean energy | Varun Sivaram

"...India has a historic opportunity to power its industrialization with clean energy -- and its energy choices will make or break the world's fight against climate change, says clean energy executive, physicist and author Varun Sivaram..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about greenhouse gas emissions relevant to the latest news.

How Climate-Related Policy Affects the Economics of Electricity Generation

"...Purpose of Review Concerns surrounding climate change are increasing pressure on policymakers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions..."

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R1224yd(Z), R1233zd(E) and R1336mzz(Z) as replacements for R245fa: Experimental performance, interaction with lubricants and env

"...Achieving the 2050 EU climate targets - an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions - requires a significant increase in the share of renewables in the current energy mix..."

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Recycling of construction and demolition waste and its impact on climate change and sustainable development

"...Analysis showed that C&D waste recycling could be an effective mitigation option to reduce the risk of landslides; reduce the energy consumption; offset the greenhouse emissions where about 39% is attributed to the construction industry; recover added-value materials; create jobs; and protect the earth?s natural resources..."

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Carbon footprint forecasting using time series data mining methods: the case of Turkey

"...The carbon footprint is a measure of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere, which increases day by day, causing glaciers to melt and increase sea level, reduce water resources, and global warming..."

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Microbial biotechnological approaches: renewable bioprocessing for the future energy systems

"...Therefore, there is a dire need to explore the alternative renewable fuels that can fulfil the energy requirements of the growing population and overcome the intimidating environmental issues like greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, air pollution etc..."

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Well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions of heavy-duty transports: Influence of electricity carbon intensity

"...Battery-electric buses show a large reduction of GHG emissions compared to diesel buses and many other alternatives, while battery-electric trucks have higher GHG emissions than diesel in carbon intense electricity systems..."

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Biomass transport for energy: Cost, energy and CO2 performance of forest wood and manure transport chains in Switzerland

"...Biomass transport represents a significant share of the final price of biomass for energy, and transport itself requires fuel, whose combustion adds to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Farmers? adaptation to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in NW Turkey

"...The targets of this approach included sustainable increase in agricultural production, resistance and adaptation to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Does meat consumption exacerbate greenhouse gas emissions? Evidence from US data

"...The impact of meat consumption on greenhouse gas emissions is examined by controlling for economic growth and energy consumption..."

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